Inside Indonesia

By Virginia Tapp, JPP 2010 University of Queensland You've all seen the newspaper headlines, the aftermath of the terrorist bombings and the DFAT travel warnings. So much, in fact, that the word Indonesia has gained the power to strike fear into the heart of many westerners. I know because I [...]

Do you have to wear a hijab?

By Rebecca Livermore (Semester 24/Feb 2007) University of Tasmania “Do you have to wear a hijab?”, is what everyone wanted to know, a guaranteed question after I had said that I’d received a scholarship to attend an Islamic University in Indonesia. My head was full of at least a hundred [...]

Australian Federal Government Inquiry backs ACICIS

On 23 June 2003 the head of ACICIS, Professor David Hill, gave evidence before the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia. They were inquiring into Australia's relationship with Indonesia. They released their report in May 2004.